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What's the best treatment to get rid of cholecystitis?

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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Cholecystectomy

The treatment for inflammation of the gallbladder is to surgically remove it.
During the initial phase, treatment includes antibiotics and no oral intake until the gallbladder "cools off" for a day or two, then it is removed. If the gallbladder has swollen to the point of rupture, it is removed immediately. Gallbladder is not an essential organ.

In brief: Cholecystectomy

The treatment for inflammation of the gallbladder is to surgically remove it.
During the initial phase, treatment includes antibiotics and no oral intake until the gallbladder "cools off" for a day or two, then it is removed. If the gallbladder has swollen to the point of rupture, it is removed immediately. Gallbladder is not an essential organ.
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Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
It is possible to treat acute cholecystitis with te us of a drain. This percutaneous (through the skin) tube is place in such away as to "relieve the pressure". This is usually a temporizing measure to help things cool down. This drain is often a life svaver for someone who can not tolerate surgery.
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

You need to know the cause of the cholecystitis, as there are many.
Need more history. If it is due to cholelithiasis (gallstones), then a visit to a good general surgeon may be beneficial.

In brief: Depends

You need to know the cause of the cholecystitis, as there are many.
Need more history. If it is due to cholelithiasis (gallstones), then a visit to a good general surgeon may be beneficial.
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